This property is sold.
53 Birch Street, Manor Park
$739,000 Sold

Ideally located at the edge of Rockcliffe Village, this well-featured family classic is move-in ready for a home-loving lifestyle – all set in a lovely and desirable neighborhood. »cont'd

Property for Sale

From the street, the façade is charmingly traditional. You'll notice the elevated flagstone pathway, Cape Cod style peaked entryway and dormers, plus shake shingles and mullioned front door. Turn for a moment to take in the view. In summer, the leafy urban forest across the street seems miles from ordinary city living. Swimming at Rockcliffe pond is half a block away.

Beyond the central entrance, the spaces of this intelligently remodeled three plus one bedroom reveal a rewarding blend of old and new. There's the traditional front living room with original hardwood, mullioned windows, and wood-burning hearth. The front dining room is traditional too -- intimate, yet large enough to accommodate extended families and full-scale social evenings. A large pass-through from the remodeled kitchen makes entertaining a breeze.

The spacious custom galley kitchen welcomes you with warmth and just the right touch of down-home comfort. Abundant storage, sweeping granite counters, a pantry and a chef -ready island make this a great working space. Designer touches include frosted glass faced cabinets and an inviting American Diner style breakfast banquette with windows on three sides. Light pours into the space from windows and from the skylight-bright central stairway. French doors off the kitchen access a family sized back deck for al-fresco dining, complete with natural gas outdoor grill hook-up.

Next to the kitchen a smart alcove office stands ready for everything from homework to Googleing recipes. A convenient main floor powder is discretely located off the office hall.

The nearby ground floor family media room boasts a cathedral ceiling with recessed lighting, plus windows on two sides. A high-output gas fireplace makes this space a cozy family favorite all winter. You'll like the way kitchen and family room areas can be accessed directly from the garage entrance, along a hallway outfitted with a bank of coat and storage closets.

Up the hardwood main stair, the cape cod layout creates bedroom spaces with variety and abundant charm. The main children's bedroom has dormers on two sides –a charming space for study and play. A full-sized guest bedroom overlooks the backyard. The main bath here has double counters along with an easy-clean shower bath stall. Opposite the main bath, a row of linen closets conceals ample household storage.

Access the master bedroom from a skylight-illuminated hallway designed with a cozy sitting area and desk tucked into a dormer nook. The master bedroom nestles under cathedral ceilings with dormered sitting area plus walk in closet, accessible from both the bedroom and the master ensuite. In summer the view is green and very private. The ceramic tiled ensuite features a therapy tub and separate shower

The theme of flexibility extends to the basement too. A large newly built office or bedroom space has direct access to the garage – ideal for unobtrusive business meetings or as a living space for independent college-aged children. This large comfortable space has a walk in closet which could be converted to an ensuite bath. There's a finished rec room with additional storage, plus laundry, utility storage, and updated gas furnace.

From the finished garage you can enter the large backyard directly. Convenience touches include sheltered firewood wood storage area and a large, newly built gardener's shed.

City-close charm plus all the features, space and storage to keep busy lives organized and running smoothly make this home a natural. If a practical home base with access to the superb neighbourhood assets speaks to your family's needs, plan to arrange your appointment very soon.

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Room Dimensions

Kitchen Main 13.06' x 11.08'
Dining Room Main 11.09' x 10.10'
Living Room Main 18.09' x 11.09'
Family Room Main 18.04' x 12.03'
Partial Bath Main 5.07' x 2.07'
Eating Area Main 8.07' x 5.00'
Den/Office Main 11.10' x 6.05'
Foyer Main 5.05' x 3.06'
Den Second 9.01' x 9.00'
Full Bath Second 10.00' x 8.04'
Master Bedroom Second 19.00' x 13.02'
Bedroom Second 11.03' x 9.02'
Bedroom Second 18.00' x 9.09'
Ensuite 4 pc Second 9.06' x 8.00'
Bedroom Lower 17.03' x 11.08'
Laundry Lower 12.00' x 8.10'
Recreation Room Lower 19.05' x 15.06'